Green BEAN Delivery, an online
home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to
Midwest members, donated 2.2 tons of canned food on Wednesday to the Freestore Foodbank.
In November, Green BEAN
Delivery kicked off its annual Constant Canned Food Drive by asking members to
place non-perishable food items in their delivery bins to be picked up and
dropped off at Freestore Foodbank. The company pledged to match every pound
donated through December 31 with donations of fresh produce.
"We are truly
appreciative of Green BEAN Delivery's continued support," said Kurt
Reiber, president and CEO of Freestore Foodbank. "This generous donation
will go toward helping to provide more than 1,500 healthy meals to our
neighbors in need."
The Freestore Foodbank
distributes more than 19 million pounds of food annually to 20 counties in Ohio,
Kentucky and Indiana. The organization's goal is to provide emergency food and
offer services aimed at creating self-reliance. It strives to be a community
leader to end hunger and address its causes.
"Thanks to the generosity
and compassion of our members and partners, we were able to donate6,710
pounds of food to local food banks in four cities during our holiday
Constant Canned Food Drive initiative in 2011," said Matt Ewer, president and
co-founder of Green BEAN Delivery. "In 2012, we nearly tripled our donations,
to nearly 17,000 pounds, and we couldn't be more pleased. We're extremely proud
of our members who celebrated the true spirit of the holidays by giving back."
Since inception, Green BEAN
Delivery has invested more than $5 million into local food economies throughout
Husband and wife team Matt
Ewer and Elizabeth Blessing founded Green BEAN Delivery in 2007 to make organic
produce and natural groceries convenient, affordable and accessible to Midwest
communities. Focused on home delivery, the company distributes organic, local
and sustainably grown foods directly to consumers' doorsteps.
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